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who really does a lot in terms of servers and technology and the whole dashboard program. the updates to the electronic filing program really have been helpful, as i understand. and kudos to steven for that work. thank you. >> thank you. and i certainly echo the great work that mr. massey and the staff have done on our electronic filing. i do think it has added a lot of value, and i know the regulated community and the public i have heard have appreciated those efforts as well. anything else relating to the executive director's report from the commissionersin the next item on the agenda is items for future meetings. anybody would like to add anything? >> i just wanted to express
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appreciation for the interested persons meeting announcement, and i'm glad that we'll be talking about that report at a future meeting. some of the issues that were raised in the course of these conversations kind of come naturally into the consideration of that. i'm thinking of something, like, our whistle-blower experience and it will be -- i think it will be useful for all of us to see you think the contemporary word is "benchmark." but have an opportunity to reflect on that, not in the context of any particular case, but in a general way. >> i agree. i agree. we need to look at all of our investigations and all of your work and see where we can improve and i think seeing what has been done in l.a. and a comparison is going to be a useful discussion. i hope that we will have
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significant public participation. anything else? >> public comment? >> public comment on agenda item no. ix. >> david pilpel. i will remind the commission self years ago we had attached to the executive director's report a six-month forward calendar of topics and hearings that sort of withered away after a while. i think that would be helpful to list those things that we know or intend to have happen in the next few months, and those things that haven't yet been scheduled, but are intended to happen. there are some things that are on an annual schedule and other things, as-needed. i would really encourage you to develop that, and maintain it. i think it would be helpful for you and the staff. >> the next item on the agenda
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is public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda that are within the jurisdiction of the ethics commission. >> i beg your indulgence for speaking during public comment and i promise not to come again. the library commissioners are appointed by the mayor. one of the library commissioners, michael briar resigned june 11th. i visited the ethics commission's office in the first week in july, to ask for the report from the mayor on vacancies. the staff of the ethics commission told me that no such report was required. i pointed out that not only is it required under san francisco campaign and government conduct code section 3.1-105, but the failure to provide such notice is defined as "official misconduct." the person who was helping me said she never heard
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of this before. i provided her a copy of the law, which i would be glad to provide with you -- to you, if you want. and she said that mr. st. croix would call me. i came back a week later to find out why no one had called me and she said that the mayor would be complying starting next month, even though the notice period is 15 days under the law. i asked a series of questions, has there been into complaints so far? do you have any documents relative to? and to seech question she responded i'm not clear on that, after i had gotten that same answer four or five times it was clear to me this was just another cover-up, even before the facts had been established. you have to realize that this comes on top of the abuse and dishonest that we get every
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place else. i mean, if the mayor's office is just a gang, and the library commission is just a gang, and there is no reason why you should be socially responsibility, because the ethics commission is just a gang, then we're just going around in circles. you have to realize that this is, in fact, cover-up. mr. st. croix sees himself, obviously, as a situation where everybody else in the city is mostly honest, and i'm the only one who is completely corrupt. well, the trouble is everybody else in city hall sees themselves exactly that same way. let everybody else be honest mr. st. croix sees himself a sleazy corporate executive running the ethics commission. well, it doesn't start there. if there is no ethics at the ethics commission, there is no
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ethics. it has do with all kinds of disclosure i would like to get, but if he is just going to tell them before the investigation, what is the use? >> any other public comment? is there a motion to adjourn the meeting? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> hearing none, the meeting is adjourned. [ gavel ]
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February 4, 2013 7:00pm-7:30pm PST

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